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and the flags aren't nearly as flowing as they were yesterday. calm conditions cooler weather this morning. cooler weather this afternoon. i'll have an update on the weekend rain. >> all right. there's a stall on the san mateo bridge westbound near the high rise. chp en route now to hopefully clear that before it causes delays. but still no major delays around the rest of the bay area. >> frances thank you very much. it's 6:01 this tuesday morning. thank you for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. topping our news, high schools go to great length to protect athlete fields from damage but administrators went way too far when it kept an ambulance from driving on to the field to treat an injured football player. abc 7's theresa garcia is live at del mar high school with the story. theresa? >> certainly this issue has really fired people up questioning how some could feel that it's so important to follow the rules rather than allow medical help on to a field to help a child. you've got one school board member saying he is aghast and a
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field is replaceable, a child's life is not. it was a 14-year-old injured. he suffered a concussion during del mar's game on october 29th. after 9-1-1 was called he had to lay and wait for emergency workers who haul a gurney 75 yards down-field. our media partner, the san jose mercury news reports that del mar's principal says she was following district orders banning motorized vehicles on the school's recently remodelled field. a spokesperson later blamed the new principal saying she misunderstood because the district never meant block emergency vehicles. parents including the injured football player's mother say firefighters and paramedics were clearly agitated about the delay. the teen is recuperating but has suffered headaches as well as neck pain and is being watched for potential brain damage. the incident that infuriated many wondered about the safety of their kids playing at del mar. the mother has e-mailed her concerns to the district and
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board. she wants the principal reprimanded. the district superintendent has responded saying all staff will be reminded to allow access to emergency vehicles. while it's not clear whether it had any medical impact on the child, experts say certainly every second counts when there's a player with a head injury. live in san jose, theresa garcia abc 7 news. >> theresa thank you very much. a suspect accused of at least eight robberies is under arrest after an overnight high-speed chase. that chase began when chp officers spotted the suspect and recognized him from police reports. the highway patrol managed to spin the car out at east 25th street in oakland. they took two people into custody then but the driver ran away. after an hour of searching they finally located the suspect. investigators say he's wanted in connection with at least eight robberies in the oakland area and may have warrants for crimes in other bay area cities as well. >> it's 6:03.
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today an emotional hearing continues to determine whether seven males accused of raping a girl outside the richmond homecoming last year will go on trial. the sometimes gruesome and graphic hearing is already offering hints the defense may have a blame the victim angle. terry mcsweeney is live at the courthouse. >> a preliminary hearing yesterday, day one we heard the defense attorney talking about how drunk this female was. they're putting her character on trial. take a look at some of the suspects coming into court shackled at the waist. seven males charged with raping the girl. the two-hour sexual assault took place in october of last year on the richmond high school campus. yesterday officer todd kaiser wiped away tears as he testified she looked wet, she looked clammy white.
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i thought she was dead when i saw her. public defender jack ford again focusing on the girl's drunken state saying i believe the level of intom indication is highly relative on the question of participation or consent in the charges alleged here. >> the fact that she had to be airlifted out of there after they were able to revive her and placed in the hospital for five days. how could anybody say that that's consensual? so it's unfortunate but i really hope it's not a successful defense. >> we also learned the father of the 16-year-old girl called his daughter the night of the alleged rape. at one point a male answered that phone and taunted the dad about what he was doing to the father's daughter. now, the preliminary hearing resumes today and is expected to last two weeks. witnesses are saying that on that assault in october of last year on the richmond high school campus 20 people were involved. only seven are on trial at least so far. terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news.
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>> thanks, terry. it's 6:05 now. a hunt for a stolen car suspect led to a police shooting in concord last night but it wasn't the suspect or a police officer who was shot. it all began after police got a call from a woman saying her car had been stolen and her husband was following the suspect. ultimately police tracked the car down. the suspect ran and police began a manhunt. during the house to house search a homeowner's pitbull got loose and became aggressive towards a canine officer. that's when police opened fire hitting and injuring the dog. the pitbull is expected to survive. the suspect was found hiding nearby a little while later. san francisco police have arrested five people in a string of pepper spray robberies. we first told you about these attacks on friday. robbers would fire pepper spray at people, then take their purses wallets or other valuables. saturday officers arrested three juveniles along with 27-year-old
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leon jones of hayward and 18-year-old carpenter from san francisco. >> johannes mehserle's attorneys are now asking for his release from jail while he appeals his involuntary manslaughter conviction in the death of as core grant. his bail hearing is scheduled for december 3rd. earlier this month a judge sentenced the bart police officer for two years in prison for shooting him to death new year's day 2009. with credit for time served, mehserle could be released in about seven months. >> city of santa clara is billing the 49ers more than $18,000 for past police escorts from the team's practice facilities to the airport. the escorts were first brought to life by the group formed for the stadium construction. santa clara plays fair objected to tax money being used for private security service. the city's agenda report posts online a copy of the letter
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billing the team for past police escorts back in 2007. it also promises to build future escorts as they occur. >> a group opposed to illegal immigration is vowing to appeal to u.s. supreme court after california supreme court ruled that immigrants who fit certain other criteria are entitled to the same tuition breaks that california residents enjoy at state colleges and universities. in 2005 some u.c. students from out of state sued saying it was unfair they had to pay the hefty out of state tuition while many illegal immigrants do not. but the justices said the law is clear. anyone who attends a california high school three years and graduates qualifies for the tuition. >> they're part of our economy, part of our future and some may become legalized and become u.s. citizens in the end. >> an estimated 25,000 illegal immigrants receive in-state tuition rates in california.
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>> 6:08 is our time. we got teased a little with 80 degree temperatures. now it's really going to look like july -- july! november. >> i was daydreaming about july but it's november. >> the winds of change are blowing in this afternoon. for right now there is no wind and that's why it's so much cooler than yesterday. look at the 40s. mid to upper 40s half moon bay menlo park concord from fairfield all throughout the north bay. mid to upper 50s most of us. fremont still holding on at 61. temperatures anywhere from 22 degrees cooler in napa, novato 16. 13 degrees cooler in san francisco and half moon bay. 5 in oakland. 8 in san jose compared to yesterday. this afternoon our temperatures will drop about 7 to 9 degrees. but still well above average with low to mid-70s throughout all of our neighborhoods away from the beaches where we'll be in the mid to upper 60s. around the monterey bay, we'll see the cooling today, 68 monterey.
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low to mid-70s from santa cruz watsonville to salinas and our inland valleys. let's take a look at your accu-weather seven-day forecast. expect temperatures to drove 4 to 6 degrees wednesday thursday and friday with scattered showers in the afternoon. the real bulk of the system rolls in saturday and sunday with a chilly rain and temperatures in the 50s. have a great day. here's frances. >> mike just a fabulous morning trafficwise because it's been uneventful. here's a live shot of the bay bridge toll plaza. a very minor wait. check out the south bay and show you the 101 and 880 interchange. moving in the commute direction. in the southbound direction there is an accident but it's already off to the shoulder although you might see activity that could slow things down. no big delays in the south bay in the northbound direction as well as 280. just back to the san mateo bridge where all is well once again. earlier stall reported westbound has been cleared. eric kristen. >> frances thank you very much for the uneventful report. it's 6:10.
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good morning, everyone. 6:14 on the abc 7 morning news. this is from mount tamalpais shooting back towards san francisco. you see the skies. no problem there with low ceiling, low clouds or anything. the bridges, well traffic's moving along just fine. mike's gonna update us on any airport delays but we can tell you the weather you experienced yesterday you will not be experiencing this weekend. hint hint! >> more news now. closing arguments expected to begin in the chandra levy murder trial. testimony wrapped up yesterday after three weeks in the case. prosecutors claim a salvadorian
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immigrant killed her in a park and admitted to the murder to a jail cell mate. her disappearance made major headlines because she was romantically linked to gary condit who was initially suspected. >> a formal statement today calling beverages that combine alcohol and caffeine unsafe and possibly illegal. for low co the top selling brand of the drinks has been blamed for two deaths in recent months. the caffeine masks the effects of the alcohol and that can lead to riskier behavior. nearly a dozen states have already banned the drink. >> dungeness crab season is in full swing but local crab might not make it to market before thanksgiving. what's expected to be one of the best seasons in years was supposed to start at 12:01 yesterday morning but the initially catch included too many skinny crabs so most commerce boats remained docked
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waiting to make sure the crabs had enough percentage of meat to go after. after some testing, crab fishermen got the word they're good to go. >> what's the difference between 1% or 2%? >> well it can be a dime to 15 cents, depends what your starting price was. >> that starting wholesale price is about $1.75 a pound. it was about $2.40 last season. retail prices will vary because for consumers the best news is local crab will be available for thanksgiving. >> we like our crabs fat. never be on the cover of glamour, but they look good on the plate. >> that's right! >> how about a look at the forecast. >> like your crab's photo shop? >> no. >> that little hour glass shape. >> no. >> nice nice. let's talk about how we were living fat for a while on record high temperatures. but we have to wean ourselves from that starting today and by the time we get to the weekend 30 degrees cooler than it was yesterday with rain on the way.
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we need it. getting a little dry outside. coming up on 6:17. beautiful picture of the almost sunrise. still gotta wait about a half hour from our room cam to the southeast. let's talk temperatures. you can see fremont 61. the warm spot. we have a lot of 50s throughout the bay shore into san jose up to los gatos antioch livermore and san rafael. but at the coast concord and through the north bay valleys we have mid to upper 40s. around the monterey bay, we have 46 watsonville, near 50 santa cruz and monterey. 49 salinas inland and 41 gilroy. we'll have sunshine but the cooling trend it begins today. we'll scatter some showers throughout friday's forecast. not a complete washout yet. just a couple days away. we'll fine-tune that as we get closer. definitely cold wet and breezy this weekend. as far as temperatures today they're still well above average even though we're going to be cooler yesterday. concord 7 degrees warmer than
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average. oakland 8. santa rosa 9 and san jose about 11 degrees warmer than average. high pressure see how it's being shoved away by this area of low pressure in the cold front. it's pushing away the ridge, the sinking air and the center of the warmest weather. that's why we'll be cooler today. a lot to our north. that's going to crash that high pressure out over the pacific ocean and come and bring us that wet weather this weekend. until we get to that, enjoy the sunshine today. cupertino, santa clara, saratoga and los gatos around 74 degrees. same thing for palo alto and redwood city on the peninsula. drop to 72 millbrae. mid to upper 60s abeing lo the coast today. downtown south san francisco near 70. along with sausalito. low to mid-70s the north bay valleys with mid-60 at your beaches. richmond at 70 warm in oakland and san leandro 72.
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temperatures east bay valley dublin 72. 76 brentwood and around the monterey bay monterey and carmel, mid to upper 60s. low to mid-70s the rest of the bay and inland. tonight even cooler than this morning. spread into fremont palo alto the east bay valleys and the north bay valleys while the rest 46 us are low to mid-50s. let's look at that accu-weather seven-day forecast. a slow step backwards. about 4 degrees, that's how much we lose in warmth for wednesday, thursday and scattered showers on friday. the 50s hold through the weekend when it's going to be quite chilly and wet. have a great day. here's frances. >> a little crowded in some spots but looking good. 680 walnut creek shows traffic flowing well on the right-hand side towards highway 24. interstate 80 in berkeley the drive time about 20 minutes now from the carquinez bridge to the maze. just getting crowded but no big slow spots. at the bay bridge toll plaza we're going to start to see delays grow. metering lights on. see the fas trak lanes back up as well.
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in the north bay though it's looking great. still light as you make your way southbound out of novato down to the golden gate bridge. and 101 also fine for commuters driving along the peninsula. headlights move northbound and it's quiet really out of san jose all the way up into san francisco. if you're catching a flight at sfo, no delays on the freeways getting there. westbound 4 really the slowest spot out of antioch. lone tree way to 242 23 minutes. mass transit system reporting no delays. get the latest traffic anytime by going to abc7news.com. eric? >> frances, thank you very much. it's 6:20 now. it's become a consumer must-have. now tester at good housekeeping have evaluated two dozen microwaives to help you find the best. the magazine's topics. >> mike waves are two to three times faster than conventional ranges when it comes to cooking preheating and defrosting food. >> up to 22 top models that we
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tested our high-end favorite was the g.e. profile space maker ii. it has sensors which measure the humidity given off by food or just the cooking time and give precise results. >> they retail for $269. other microwaves getting the thumbs up include the cuisinart stainless steel which sell for $149. the $110 sharp carousal is great for baking potatoes and defrosting. >> you can't beat the price of the sanio. it's under $100 and performs beautifully. >> a linking for more information of each of the microwaves mentioned in this report. you can check them out at abc7news.com. >> 6:21. coming up. pick up the phone. it's google calling. again. the search giant takes another shot at a google phone. >> and break
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>> welcome back. it's 6:24. google taking another stab at designing a game-changing mobile phone that would include a payment system that would enable the devices to replace credit cards. google chief eric schmidt confirms the company has been working on a new computer chip and upgrade of the operating system that will include a payment processing tool. >> british citizens have something to celebrate this morning with rumors finally confirmed that prince william is getting married. the older son of prince charles and the late princess diana will marry long-time girlfriend kate middleton next spring or summer in london. prime minister david ram ron this morning wished the couple great joy in their life together. william finally proposed in kenyon last month. it will take place before the summer olympics and the queen's
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diamond jubilee both in 2012. >> much better than renting out the american legion hall. you bet ya. no public show for the mayor's last big show. what you'll need to know to turn to your computer if you want to hear oakland mayor ron dellums final state of the city speech. >> what could make waking the streets of san francisco a little safer. >> and i'm jenelle wang. in just 30 minutes from now apple is expected to make a major announcement about its i-tunes store. what anonymous sources say it could be. >> look at the wall of water along the east coast. we have flight arrival delays into philly. i would expect more from memphis, atlanta, all the way
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>> good morning, 6:29. the wall street, opening bell now. following new worries about rising inflation in asia and the possibility that ireland might need a bailout. meantime the labor department said wholesale prices rose in october for the 4th state month. live to the new york stock exchange coming up in 15 minutes. >> 6:30 now. more horrifying details of last year's gang rape of a 16-year-old girl in richmond high school are expected to emerge as a preliminary hearing resumes. we're also getting hints that lawyers for the seven suspects may focus on alcohol as a key argument for the defense. abc 7's. he is live in martinez where the hearing will resume in just hours from now. >> we certainly learned a lot on day one of the preliminary hearing. we heard from the first officers on the scene painting a picture of just a terrible scene there on the richmond high school campus. and we also as you mentioned
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learned from a defense attorney that possibly the 16-year-old girl here may be painted as the one who brought it on herself. >> the suspect arrived at court shackled at the waist. one is 43 years of age, the rest between 16 and 23. six of the seven are accused of raping the 16-year-old girl on october 24th of last year. they could get life sentences. the other allegedly aided the rapists. todd kaiser described the scene saying she was half naked hunched over a bench bloodied and vomiting. he thought she was dead when he first saw her. police say she was drunk. one public defender said i believe the level of intoxication is highly irrelevant on the participation or consent and the charges alleged here. dean johnson says it's a defense he has seen before. >> it's an attack on her character. it's not -- it's saying that she actually consented.
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she got drunk and wanted to have sex with people. >> 20 people were involved in the attack. only seven are on trial so far. the whole purpose of this preliminary hearing is to determine if there's enough evidence to have a trial. 20 witnesses are scheduled to testify during the preliminary hearing which is expected to last two weeks and maybe a little bit longer than that. live in martinez terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> terry thank you. hundreds of u.c. students and union workers are planning to demonstrate when the board of regents begins their meetings of three days today at the mission bay campus in san francisco. the regents are expected to vote on a new 8% fee increase for students whose families make over $120,000 a year. the regents will also consider staff cuts for thousands of u.c. employees. u.c. students and union officials say the regents should not take such action when the university system is seeing more revenue this year from increased state funding and past tuition hikes. >> a group seeking to ban leaf blowers in miranda gets to make
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a case before city council. members of quiet orinda have been preparing a year to condition vince the city that leaf blowers are more than a minor nuisance. leaf blowers kick up a toxic mixture of exhaust and chemicals that can linger in the air for days. the contra costa times reports orinda police get two complaints each month. >> pg&e is changing the way it inspects its electrical system and the design of manhole covers after a series of explosions in san francisco. officials started pressuring the utility to make changes after a manhole cover was blown off in the financial district. that severely burned a pedestrian. more incidents followed including a cable fire that shot flames out of a manhole in the tenderloin district. the utility will replace 125 manhole covers with swivel lock caps which will prevent them from blowing off in an
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explosion. >> it now appears that oakland mayor ron dellums will deliver his final state of the city address without actually appearing in person. the mayor now says he'll record the address on video and post it tomorrow. it will chronicle his 40 year administration. mayor dell lums has not been seen much at city hall and it's unclear whether he will speak again in public before he leaves office in january. today san francisco's board of supervisors could take a big step towards choosing someone to fill in as mayor. once again newsom leaves to become lieutenant governor. one proposal could have them selecting an interim mayor as soon as tomorrow, another that would delay the selection several weeks. >> less than 30 minutes from now apple expected to make an announcement that some say has been in the works since the day the company invented i-tunes. jenelle wang is here with more what's coming. jenelle? >> kristen, the big announcement is am could go down at 7 a.m..
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there's a lot of speculation about what this big announcement could be. but sources say that apple has struck a deal with the beatles to sell its music on i-tunes. talk about hype on apple's internet home page yesterday it posted this. tomorrow is just another day that you'll never forget. said there will be some exciting announcement from i-tunes. the "wall street journal" says it received information from anonymous sources that apple will soon be carrying the beatles music catalog. for years companies including apple have tried to obtain the rights. at this time the beatles category is still unavailable for digital download. if this is true, it would be huge for apple. the beatles are the ultimate prize for any music company. it's the best selling music group of all times selling a record number of albums since the group broke up four decades ago. there's speculation i-tunes could be heading to the cloud, basically allowing customers to store and access their personal media collection from the internet instead of downloading and taking up space on that
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computer hard drive. i heard apple could extend the length of previewing and listening to a song. no one knows for sure but everyone will soon know in about 30 minutes from now. kristen, eric. >> thanks jenelle. we'll follow that. we'll have it on our website abc7news.com. >> indeed we will. all right. 6:36 now. time for a look at the weather forecast. what do you think mike's gonna say? >> yahoo! a sunny day. >> weren't we talking about google apple yahoo! >> talking about the weather. >> yahoo! weather forecast. >> okay. >> for at least the next day. >> yes, absolutely. before we see what's going to happen today let's take a look what happened yesterday. new record highs yesterday. kentfield, san rafael, redwood city concord. records high yesterday santa rosa, napa, san francisco. now our 24 hour temperature change is to the negative side but these temperatures still well above average. we're 7 degrees cooler today in san jose. 8 oakland and redwood city.
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concord and san francisco and santa rosa 9. about 10 hours 6 minutes and 30 seconds of sunshine today. how it plays out. 8:00 this morning, most of us 50s, maybe 60 san francisco, half moon bay and santa cruz. sunshine by lunch and upper 60s to low 70s most neighborhoods. a few mid-70s our east bay valleys. a few of them still lingering around the bay shore and into the south bay 4::. mid to upper 60s half moon bay and san francisco. as far as what's going to happen, a cooling trend begins today. it continues about 4 to 6 degrees of cooler weather for wednesday, thursday, and friday. scattered showers possible friday evening but the real wet weather comes in with a chilly 50 degree high saturday and sunday. hi, frances. >> hi, mike. delays starting to develop at the bay bridge toll plaza. nothing out of ordinary. just west grand and slow to the metering lights. check out interstate 80 in berkeley where it's been pretty
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delay-free. there we got. got the shot back. westbound a little more crowded by overall flowing well. still as far out as vallejo and fairfield at this point. the san mateo bridge, drive time 14 minutes from 880 to 101 and vice versa. if you're thinking about taking the golden gate bridge, you have a beautiful drive that awaits you delay free as well into san francisco. we'll round things off with a live shot in the south bay at the 280 and 17 interchange northbound traffic still looks good there for 280 commuters and that's highway 17 coming out of the santa cruz mountains. really the only slow spots westbound 4 out of antioch and a little sluggish through the altamont pass. eric and kristen you can yahoo about the traffic as well. >> that's one that's not trademarked yet but it will be. frances, thank you very much. >> trading's underway at wall street. 6:38 a live report from the new york stock exchange straight ahead. the big board, the dow is down 75 points.
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it's 6:42. time for your california forecast. still rather quiet across the state with temperatures pretty warm this time of year. the coolest spot eureka and tahoe, mid to upper 50s. mid to upper 60s san diego big sur. low to mid-70s with sunshine around l.a., fresno, yosemite sacramento and chico and a sunny 81 in palm springs today. here's kristen with your news. >> thanks a lot. it's 6:42 now. president obama will award the medal of honor today to a soldier who placed himself in the line of fire to save two
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comrades. the first living service member from the wars in afghanistan and iraq to receives the nation's highest military decoration. they were ambushed in october 2007. despite being shot twice, he ran into enemy fire to rescue an injured fellow soldier who was being dragged away by the taliban. that soldier and the medic later died. >> several home from the wars in iraq and afghanistan are enrolling in universities and community colleges. they quickly finds out they don't have much in common with classmates who are fresh out of high school. but city college of san francisco is starting a new program that provides companionship as well as help with benefits in one building. >> this is a special kind of student union in city college. to be allowed in you have to have served in the military. >> returning from iraq or afghanistan have a hard time relating to civilians or people with the experience they have. >> especially 18-year-old
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community college students. >> i was combat veteran. >> even if i was at the same level, it feels different. >> city college has a thousand veterans enrolled right now. a couple of years ago administrators realized they had to do more to welcome them home. >> quite frankly we're a little ashamed how veterans had been treated after vietnam. we were fully aware we were going to see a lot honor veterans at tdsc and tdi. >> that's what makes this vet center so schedule. right next-door sit courages and service veterans center. >> getting them early on and showing we're actually useful first. we're able to enroll you in realtime to receive health benefits, medical benefits.
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>> academic counselors are close by for student veterans who need help for classes. it wasn't cheap to pull all this together. the city college foundation raised half a million dollars to make it happen. now that it's here, the center is not only a place to hang out it's a place where veterans can help each other with class work for example and watch over each other for posttraumatic stress dills order. >> the only college that has that kind of advantage of having actually counselors and also medical advisors next-door so people can just, you know stop by there and you know get the services. >> that's veterans rave about the college and set up a fund to help lend them tuition money when their g.i. bill benefits are running late. >> investors this morning are keeping an eye on apple and also the foreclosure problem.
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>> bloomberg's jane king is live at the new york stock exchange with our "moneyscope" report. good morning. >> hello. getting better all the time for apple shares but lower here this morning. as jenelle said just a few minutes from what we think will be apple's announcement after a seven-year standoff is finally going to be selling beatles songs on i-tune. paperwork problem on the eye today, bank of america, j. p. morgan chase among those expected to testify at the senate hearing looking at the issue. the foreclosure problem very big in california. officials saying the banks looking at changing the way it handles loan modifications that will allow more borrowers to qualify for them before the bank foreclosures on them. that's from the charlotte observer. starting out lower, here's a look. the dow down about 70 points or so. s & p and nasdaq trading down as well. those concerned about a number of things. the slowdown in china's economy, problems in ireland and all that
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weighing on stocks today. and the bloomberg silicon valley index trading down about half a percent. home depot cut its sales forecast for the year. of course the housing market still struggling hurting home depot. better results from wal-mart. reporting a jump in quarterly profit. most of that coming from abroad. that's telling us here people still struggling watching their spending in the u.s. live at the new york stock exchange i'm jane king, bloomberg news. >> all right. >> jane thank you very much. >> mike nicco, just running over from the computer. looking at that forecast. >> looking at this forecast and e-mails the nice lady who wondered where perfect pets was. >> it got preempted by the johannes mehserle verdict and last week the humane society had to cancel. they had an emergency. >> not to worry because they'll be back. >> next friday, absolutely. that's what i was doing. sorry. i was a little late. that's a big segment. it's been tough finding those
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pets homes since the economy faltered the last couple years. we'll make sure everybody watches when they can. a look down to san francisco and sausalito from mount tamalpais. let's take a look at those temperatures and see san rafael at 52. the rest of your neighbors up in the valleys in the 40s. same thing fairfield and concord and half moon bay. pretty much 50s for the rest of us in fremont, the warm spot at 51. santa cruz monterey 50. but watsonville and salinas back into the 40s. cooling trend starts today. we'll culminate that cooling with scattered showers that will arrive friday and then the real cold weather will start to roll in on the weekend where it's going to be wet and breezy. let's take a look at your 24 hour temperature change. again, everybody cooler today from 7 degrees in san jose, 8 oakland in redwood city 9 concord and san francisco santa rosa. notice the record highs we set yesterday. today no record highs but we're
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still running about 7 to 9 degrees above average. that puts us in the low to mid-70s in the east bay valleys. danville 70 degrees. low to mid-70s on the east bay shore with oakland and san leandro right in the middle of 72. cupertino, santa clara saratoga, los gatos 74 degrees along with milpitas. we'll have low to mid-70s on the peninsula, redwood city, palo alto 74. mid to upper 60s along the coast with daly city 67. downtown south san francisco 70 with sausalito. low to mid-70s through the north bay valleys. your beaches, a little cloud cover possible extreme northern parts. the rest sunny and mid-60s. monterey and caramel mid to upper 60s and low to mid-70s the rest of the monterey bay and inland. tonight temperatures around the bay shore and the 50s. east bay hills and north bay valleys. here we are last night watch as the cold front came through kind of pushed the high pressure out of the way. the reason we're seeing the
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cooler air opened the door for this next cold front. 7:00 friday pretty dry but during the evening hours, that's when the scattered showers roll in and this low starts to drop in for saturday and hit so cold coming straight from alaska, snow levels from 3 to 4,000 feet. heading to the sierra also they're going to get dumped with snow. get up there before saturday. temperatures drop 4 to 6 degrees every day until we're in the 50s over the weekend with that rain. here's frances. >> a new accident just reported in san bruno on southbound 280 right at 380. four cars in the middle lane. chp en route and it slows down on the southbound 280 stretch right after 7:00. also slowing down at the bay bridge toll plaza. backed up just beyond the 880 overcrossing at this point. and the slowest spots in the bay area are westbound 4 out of antioch. lone tree way to 242, 26 minutes. slow ride through the altamont pass with the drive time over half an hour, westbound 580,
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from 205 to 680 and southbound 880. from 238 to slow approaching 92. the drive time 16 minutes. you want to bypass all that and take mass transit, no major delays. the north bay commute, looking fine. southbound looks good all the way to the golden gate bridge out of novato through san rafael. also 101 is light in millbrae. so if you want to take this as opposed to 280 and avoid that accident in san bruno, this will be a great option. you can always find out what's happening for your route to work by going to our website abc7news.com just under the bay area traffic link. eric? >> frances, thank you very much. 6:51 now. a $500 reward to help catch whoever killed a five-year-old swan in the lagoon in the palace of fine arts. saturday volunteer caretakers found the body of a female swan named monday because its neck
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was broken. caretakers suspect vandals are responsible. it was one of two swans at the lagoon. its mother named friday was stolen six months ago leaving only monday and her sister blanch living at the lagoon. there have been three similar swan killings here in the past 25 years. >> environmentalists have come to the skew of a sea gull collared with a beer can. they have been been seeking her for weeks but haven't been able to catch her until yesterday. they cut away the budweiser beer can that someone forced around the sea gull's neck. >> the difficulty was it had already been caught by someone and hurt so it was very shy of nets, shy of approach. so we had to really put our thinking caps on and try to find a strategy that worked. and it did today. >> a number of collared birds have been sighted around half moon bay as well. it's not known who's been doing this to the gulls. >> buzz, the lonely sawfish from
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vallejo is looking for love this morning in the big he'sy. he's a 14 foot long example of a disappears species. they're dangerously close to extinction in the wild. kind of odd looking. the 2 foot sticking out from his nose. buzz is on this singles vacation because it's very important for scientists to have them reproduce. so researchers hope he will mate with a female sawfish currently on display in new orleans so they can find out more about baby sawfish. >> kissing could be a problem there. >> kissing could be a real issue. >> after 33 years in the car business one florida car dealer will admit to a gimmick or two to bring in customers. >> we've given away free gas for a year. we've given away tv's. we've given away trips to the bahamas. >> but listen to this one. at nathan's trucks in stanford near orlando, nick may have outdone himself. he's giving away an at-47 with
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every truck purchase. it's triggered a flood of phone calls, about a third of them negative. >> ak-47s have an connotation so i came up with that to calls a little buzz. i think i accomplished that. >> indeed he has. nick says the deal has more than doubled sales since the offer was announced last week. >> i think that's controversial all right. recapping our top stories, more emotional testimony expected today in the preliminary hearing for seven males charged in the gang rape of a richmond high school student. >> terry mcsweeney is live outside the courthouse in martinez with details. terry? >> that testimony at today's preliminary hearing may in fact rival yesterday's when it comes to emotion. the first officers on the scene unable to control their emotions on the witness stand yesterday. seven defendants in this case the youngest is 16 the oldest 43. they allegedly gang raped the girl during homecoming dance at richmond high last october and part of campus.
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the first officer on the scene described finding the girl half naked, bloodied and drunk. at first he thought she was dead. the defense wants to focus on the fact that she was drunk. how that may have led to her consenting to having sex with multiple partners. six of the seven defendants charged with rape. they could get life sentences. the seventh is charged with aiding with the rape. he could get 26 years. other top story of the morning comes to us from theresa garcia. good morning, theresa. >> good morning. there's a team player here at del mar high school who was denied medical access immediately when the principal decided not to let the ambulance on to the field. he had a concussion and this call is creating quite an uperror. how someone could make a field more important than a child's health. the boy hurt is a 14-year-old that suffered a concussion on october 29th. after 9-1-1 was called he had
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to lay and wait for emergency workers who haul a gurney 75 yards down-field. our media partner the san jose mercury news reports that del mar's principal says she was following district orders banning motorized vehicles on the remodelled field. a spokesperson later blamed the new principal saying she misunderstood because the district never meant block emergency vehicles. the injured player's mother wants the principal reprimanded. the superintendent has apologized and says all staff will be reminded to allow access to emergency vehicles. now, the teen football student is recuperating but has suffered headaches and neck pain and is being monitored for potential brain damage. while it's unclear whether it affected his health, they say every second counts when a player halls a head and neck injury. >> final check on weather and traffic. >> even though we have a cooling trend, temperatures well above average from 7 in concord to san
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jose 11 degrees above average. sun will set about 4:58. temperatures low to mid-70s around bait with mid to upper 60s at the coast. tonight the 40s and 50s dominate all of our neighborhoods. we lose about 4 to 6 degrees of warmth every day through friday and when that chilly system comes in through alaska look for rain and 50 degree weather saturday and sunday. frances. >> final check of the bay bridge toll plaza backed up to the foot of the maze right now. between the foot of the maze and the 880 overcrossing. and we have a new hot spot developing in san bruno. all was quiet until this injury accident came in southbound 280 approaching 380. four cars block the middle lanes. they're sending an ambulance. that's going to slow things down. you may want to consider 101 which is moving pretty well at this point. >> frances, thank you very much. thank you for joining us for the abc 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
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